Praying the Scriptures
Meets every Sunday @ 9AM and every Wednesday @ 7PM.
This is a unique kind of class that combines Bible study with prayer.
The Power of Praying Scripture
Many of the great prayers of the Bible quote or reference scripture. When Nehemiah prayed about God’s promises, he quoted the book of Deuteronomy (Nehemiah 1:8). When Mary thanked God for her baby, she used phrases from Hannah’s prayer (Luke 1:52-53). And when Jesus prayed his final prayer on the cross it was a direct quotation from Psalms (Luke 23:46).
One of the best ways to deepen our prayers is to talk to God about what God has said to us. God communicates to us through the Bible and we communicate back to God through prayer. Basing our prayers in scripture is a great way to maintain that conversation loop.
Now this doesn’t mean we have to quote the scripture in our prayer. Many times we can simply pray about a topic that God revealed in his word. For example, we might read a command and ask God to help us follow it. Or we might read about God’s attributes and that will lead us to praise Him. Or we might read about a promise and then ask God to fulfill it.
Praying from the scriptures helps us focus our prayers on things that are important to God.
The Format of Our Summer Class
Our summer series covers a variety of unrelated great Bible texts. Most of the classes are based on a single chapter of the Bible. The teacher will simply explain what the chapter teaches us. Then at about 5 minutes till the end of class, we will have a prayer.
The prayer will focus on the main points we found from the text and will give us an opportunity to talk to God about what we learned or to ask God to help us to live what we studied. The prayers will be deep and specific because they will be based on what we discovered in God’s word. This summer series will help us grow closer to God by praying deeper prayers that are grounded in scriptural principles.
June 4 - A God Who Creates - Genesis 1
June 7 - A God Who Hears – 1 Kings 8
June 11 - A God Who is Real – 1 Kings 18
June 14 - A God Who Forgives – 2 Chronicles 33
June 18 - A God Who Humbles – Daniel 4
June 21 - A God Who Speaks – Psalm 19
June 25 - A God Who is Faithful – Exodus 3
June 28 - A God Who Rescues – Psalm 22
July 2 - A God Who Answers Prayer – 2 Chronicles 20
July 5 - A God Who Will Judge – 2 Peter 3
July 9 - Set Your Mind on Things Above – Colossians 3
July 12 - Fear Not – Exodus 14
July 16 - Overcoming Giants – 1 Samuel 17
July 19 - Overcoming Anger – Genesis 4
July 23 - Overcoming Discouragement – 1 Kings 19
July 26 - Be Strong & Courageous – Joshua 1
July 30 - Live For Eternity – 1 Corinthians 15
August 2 - Confess Sin – Daniel 9
August 6 - Live in Hope – 1 Thessalonians 4:13-5:11
August 9 - Live a Godly Life in Whatever Role You’re In – Titus 2
August 13 - Keep Growing – 2 Peter 1
August 16 - Tame the Tongue – James 3
August 20 - Don’t Take into Account a Wrong Suffered – 1 Samuel 25
August 23 - Submit to God – 2 Kings 5
August 27 - Forgive Others – Philemon
August 30 - Be Content – 1 Timothy 6:3-21